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Galaxy Note 7 banned on China’s flights starting tomorrow

Galaxy Note 7 banned on China’s flights starting tomorrow

The Galaxy Note 7 has already been banned on flights in many places, including the U.S., and starting tomorrow they'll be banned from flights inside China, too. The announcement was made by China’s Civil Aviation Administration, CAAC, which is acting out of concern for safety. The batteries in Galaxy Note 7 handsets are prone to overheating, something that has already happened on one flight and that poses a fire risk.

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Galaxy Note 7 battery-capping update spreads to Europe

Galaxy Note 7 battery-capping update spreads to Europe

If you're one of the European holdouts who has yet to return their defective Galaxy Note 7, living with your phone is about to get a little more difficult. Samsung has announced that it will be rolling out a battery-limiting update across Europe starting on October 31. This is part of an effort to get as many Note 7s as possible out of the hands of consumers.

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Samsung Pay adds online shopping, in-app payments

Samsung Pay adds online shopping, in-app payments

Samsung Pay just recently celebrated its first birthday, not an insignificant feat for a mobile payment system limited to a single device vendor and very few devices. Of course, Samsung’s work is far from over. Following Google’s announcement of Android Pay supporting Visa Checkout and MasterCard’s Masterpass, Samsung is similarly boasting of new support for buying things through the mobile web. But via Masterpass only this time. In exchange for a lack of Visa support, Samsung Pay gains support for in-app payments as well as three new countries.

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Apple seeing no benefit from Galaxy Note 7 fires

Apple seeing no benefit from Galaxy Note 7 fires

Apple's earnings call this afternoon included a mention of the Galaxy Note 7 and Samsung's disaster of a recall therein. On the call that accompanied the earnings release, Apple made clear that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall wasn't affecting iPhone sales negatively or positively. This, they said, was because Apple can't make enough iPhones to meet current demand as it is - so nothing else is going to affect them either way.

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Galaxy S8 first details leak from China

Galaxy S8 first details leak from China

Samsung has more riding on the launch of the Galaxy S8 than it has on any other launch. The company needs this launch to be flawless and needs the S8 to woo all the buyers that have began to eye other manufacturers since the recalls of the Note 7 damaged the brand's reputation. So far there have been lots of rumors about the Galaxy S8, including one that it is on track for an early 2017 launch. The latest rumor gets much more specific than early 2017.

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Galaxy Tab A 10.1 keeps Note alive with S Pen

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 keeps Note alive with S Pen

Samsung has revealed the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with an S Pen aboard, chopping down rumors that the Note 7 killed the stylus. That would be completely absurd, of course, as Samsung has also been rumored to release a Note 8 next year. One recall wont kill the beast, of that you can be certain. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 will feature a 10.1-inch TFT LCD with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and an Exynos 7870 processor inside.

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New Note 7 trade-in program includes future Galaxy S8, Note 8 upgrade, South Korea only for now

New Note 7 trade-in program includes future Galaxy S8, Note 8 upgrade, South Korea only for now

Samsung is trying to stem the blood loss caused when the Galaxy Note 7 failed and had to be recalled due to fire risk. In South Korea the smartphone giant is trying something new and interesting to keep customers in its home country with the brand. Under the new Note 7 trade-in program any South Korean user who trades their recall device in on a Galaxy S7 with flat or curved screens will be eligible for another upgrade later.

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Samsung killed the Galaxy Note 7 by rushing replacements

Samsung killed the Galaxy Note 7 by rushing replacements

"Haste makes waste." That's an almost universally accepted nugget of wisdom that some people feel they're exempt from. That apparently includes Samsung, and now that folly is coming back to haunt it and bite it in the proverbial behind. Piecing together the timeline of incidents leading to the Galaxy Note 7's untimely demise, the Wall Street Journal painted a picture of a company that, in the desperation to look decisive and take swift action, may have, instead, actually brought about an earlier and total destruction of the Galaxy Note 7 and, perhaps, the Galaxy Note brand as well.

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Galaxy C9 Pro is Samsung’s first 6GB RAM smartphone

Galaxy C9 Pro is Samsung’s first 6GB RAM smartphone

A new Samsung smartphone has surfaced and it is called the Galaxy C9 Pro. The device is the first from Samsung to pack in 6GB of RAM and it is a special edition just for the Chinese market. Smartphones frequently pack in 6GB of RAM in China and Samsung has to compete on specifications against that competition. The price for the Galaxy C9 Pro is tipped as 3199 yuan.

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Samsung considers compensation program, LG batteries for future

Samsung considers compensation program, LG batteries for future

The Galaxy Note 7 has truly shaken Samsung to its core. And those who think that the ripples are limited only to its mobile business, they better think again. There was even one report of a misbehaving Samsung smart washing machine. The company, however, has no choice but to try and move forward, and its next steps will determine whether consumers will retain confidence in the brand. Some of those steps, according to sources, include offering disgruntled Galaxy Note 7 owners some compensation as well as using LG Chem’s batteries for the Galaxy S8.

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President Obama takes playful jab at Galaxy Note 7 recall

President Obama takes playful jab at Galaxy Note 7 recall

The Galaxy Note 7 debacle was unfortunate for Samsung, but it's not too soon to crack jokes about it. We've all seen the GIFs by now. Maybe you've made a meme or two. It's making light of an unfortunate, but not terribly important in the grand scheme of things, issue, and even President Obama is getting in on the fun. During a recent speech, the President made a sly comment about the phones without explicitly naming them.

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7 things Samsung MUST do to avoid the Note 7 burning their company down

7 things Samsung MUST do to avoid the Note 7 burning their company down

The following is a list of suggestions for Samsung to fix the Galaxy Note 7 fire-related situation they're in right now. I am not a lawyer - I do not know what Samsung is being asked to do by their lawyers or the several governments they're now dealing with. I do know that Samsung needs to stop making headline-worthy anti-gestures when they should be making amends.

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